Prisk: Transport Plans need fresh thinking

Mark Prisk MP has called for fresh thinking in future transport plans for the county including new bypasses for Hertford and Sawbridgeworth and making Bishop’s Stortford a sustainable travel town.

“We need fresh thinking and sustained investment to ease congestion, improve air quality, and help families and local firms travel more easily. These ideas are a combination of investment to ease current problems and new ideas to provide realistic travel alternatives to cars, for both families and businesses.”

His written response includes:

  • Housing development must be matched by transport infrastructure
  • New Housing developments to have design codes which cut the need for car journeys
  • That the A414 be re-routed away from Hertford town centre
  • That Bishop’s Stortford needs to be a priority Sustainable Travel Town to improve air quality and reduce congestion
  • That Ware needs a strategic review of its road capacity, layout and traffic flow
  • That Sawbridgeworth needs a bypass to relieve the town centre 
  • More children need to walk, cycle or car share to school
  • Bus services need to be more regular, better advertised and online apps provide real time information
  • The A414 needs improving. A rapid bus link could assist this
  • Rural roads need active traffic management to cope with rising travel levels, especially to cope with larger lorries.

The full details of Marks submission to Hertfordshire County Council can be found below:  


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